Feb 23, 2016

Forcing myself to stitch

Greetings.  Making some progress on the little sampler, glad I decided to stitch over two.  This would be really nice over one, but I wouldn't be.  Am I enjoying it as expected?  No.  I am still not feeling the pleasure of the needle.  Maybe I should stick myself with it.  Sometimes a nasty jolt makes me see things differently, sort of like a reset button.
 
I haven't been looking for antiques at the mall too much since Patti died.  Not as much fun when there isn't anyone to share your finds.  I did a quick run through the other day and grabbed two tall thin jugs, one from Holland and the other is new with a bird.  I'm sorry I got the smaller one but I saw the shape and didn't look further.  The tall one is over 12" and I do like it.



















Yesterday was another appointment for my sister.  Her dentist's parking lot is down a hill from the entrance and she can't walk it so I've been taking her.  It's a year this week she had the valve replaced but is still very limited.  We're getting her new bridgework.  She lives on very little so we don't have much choice and it's been like this for a long time with credit cards, repairs, maintenance.  Not easy with one income and now SS but we manage, mainly because I'm a cheapskate and live frugally.
 
When you mentioned about the blog being my stitching journal, it's true and could be.  But I prefer having a record at hand instead of looking up post after post of changes.  A tiny swatch of the linen would be a good reference too.  When I went back to see what I was stitching last year at this time and what I took to Cleveland, I came across the details of my Menocare card.  I got my Medicare card in the mail and will probably choose an Advantage plan (much cheaper), but this Menocard is still in effect.
 "This cardholder reserves the right to bitch regardless of situation.  There will be no debate, no rebuttal, no questions. To anyone finding female with this card in an emergency, take extreme caution with subject.  Do not offend, contradict, patronize, look at, or touch.  Stand at arm's length, if body contact is needed, guard your privates.  If emotions take over and subject starts to slump into a puddle, lift quickly, secure, and get the hell away.  For more information, take a hike to the library.  If there was more room on this card I would really tell you where to go."
I think I will print some of these and sell them.  I should open a Menoshop on Etsy.
 
Have a good one!
 
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21 comments:

Trudy Locke said...

I'll take two!

Marilyn said...

LOL, I like your version.
Marilyn

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE your Menocard!
Don't be sorry you bought the smaller jug. They go together well.
Yeah, one income is tough...sigh.
Hugs :)
Lauren

deb said...

*Love* the Menocard - that's marvelous!

The jugs look lovely together... will the bird one grow on you maybe?

Know what you mean about forcing yourself to stitch. I did that about a year or so ago and (shocker!) it worked - I have indeed rediscovered the joy of guiding the needle through the fabric to weave its tail of thread.

CalamityJr said...

I just got that piece of mail that makes you feel old, too, yuck. I much prefer the menocard!

Jacqueline said...

Every woman should carrot that card.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but I love your jugs - even the small one! ;o) Seriously drawn to things with birds, ya know? The Menocard is hilarious!! Let me know when I can order one.... Wait...maybe I won't need one since you have to force yourself to stitch. That has to mean the world is surely coming to an end.... ~Robin~

cucki said...

:)
Smiles and love x

Vickie said...

You are really something lady. I like the jugs.

Primitive Stars said...

Nice Jugs Marly:) love the Menocard, your stitching is always wonderful to me. Blessings Francine.

karen said...

Love the little sampler!

diamondc said...

Marly: Love the jugs, sounds like a quote from Mother Jugs and Speed, giggles.
I with you I just started Medicare, yuck, and the supplement I have to have is the best part only 165.00 a month for insurance and drug program however its more expensive in other state.
I think we are bound to be ripped off always, thank-heaven for stitching and other projects to keep us sane (I think)
Beautiful Stitching project.

Blessings
Catherine

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Sorry you're not enjoying your sampler. Don't poke yourself though. Love your jugs. Well, not your jugs but I love the clay jugs you purchased! LOL.

I need some of those menocards.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the jugs!! The card is funny!!

Anonymous said...

I know, it's always harder to love the smaller jug. It may be cute on it's own, but it just doesn't fill the space like the bigger one. Maybe you could prop it up with something to make it seem as big as the bigger one? Just don't use tissues. Those things bunch up, shift, fall out of place, then you'll be back to one big jug and one wonky one.;-)
SF
(seriously though, I love the jugs)

Margaret said...

Oh yes! Definitely -- a menoshop on etsy would be great! Love those jugs....

Jessica said...

Interesting jugs! I have never seen those before. Too funny about the menocard. I'm not there yet, but it won't be long now.

Krissy B. said...

Please print and sell your bit of advice as I'm in full swing and even I have no clue what I might feel, say, or do from second to second. I could hand them out at work, put on the bathroom mirror and anywhere else my hubby will see it...endless IDEAS! Krissy B.

Maggee said...

First comes 'membership cards', then 'meetings' to gripe together, then rallies... and the list goes on! HA! Hubby pays the medicare insurance payment and $29 for an HMO supplement. Not quite as expensive as yours! Those supplements are all over the place in pricing!! grrrr...

Ms Peppercorn said...

Have you ever looked into what it takes to have sponsors for your blog? It can be quite lucrative and yours is certainly popular.

uk-essay-reviews.com said...

Stitching of yours make me fascinated and contribute much to my mood on day! For this reason - thanks a lot for keeping me up!

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